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Dial down the decibels: How to reduce noise exposures in construction zones

By Katherine McCarthy
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Every year, about 30 million people in the U.S. are occupationally exposed to hazardous noise that can lead to noise-induced hearing loss.


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Brand-new technology in a familiar package

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 Claudio Dente, President of Dentec Safety Specialists, is happy to present the latest developments in respiratory comfort and effectiveness. 


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Workplace PPE Infographic: PPE - The Basics

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This infographic is about devices or equipment worn to minimize specific hazards and protect against injury or illness.


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ANSI OKs updated limited-use and disposable coveralls standard

Expanded sizing chart accommodates majority of the working population, standard provides detailed tests that users can perform to further validate size selection
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The International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) has received American National Standards Institute (ANSI) approval for ANSI/ISEA 101-2014, American National Standard for Limited Use and Disposable Coveralls - Size and Labeling Requirements.


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How to choose the right gloves for the automotive industry.

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Check out this infographics from Superior Glove.
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Top products of the week

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Fall protection, head protection and eye protection products were among the top EHS-related products featured on ISHN.com this week:


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OSHA recommendations to protect workers from hydrogen sulfide exposures

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Evaluate exposure to know whether H2S gas is present and at what levels. Eliminate the source of hydrogen sulfide whenever possible. If the source cannot be eliminated, control exposures by:


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Inventor of Kevlar dies at 90

Ultra strong fiber revolutionized hand protection, other products
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Stephanie Kwolek, the DuPont chemist best known for inventing Kevlar, died June 18 at the age of 90. Kevlar is considered a “happy accident” within the scientific community. Kwolek and her colleagues at DuPont were attempting to develop a strong synthetic fiber that could be used in tires when she noticed a mixture of a polymer and a solvent that appeared cloudy – quite different from the usual translucent appearance of conventional polymer solutions.


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"Active visibility" work gloves emit a bright glow

By Beemal Vasani
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Everyone recognizes the brightly colored and reflective material apparel worn by roadway crews, on construction sites and in manufacturing plants.


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How to determine the durability of hand protection

By Eric Jaeger
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Abrasion resistance ratings are often used to evaluate the durability of a glove — that is, how long a glove will last in the field, when used for a variety of tasks.


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